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Nicole's Restaurant

556 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1415
+1 518-436-4952
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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556 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1415
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Came here for our son's "Gotcha Day" on our way back from a visit to RPI. Had a lovely meal on a nice evening for outdoor dining. Most importantly, we were making quite a fuss about our son's arrival day (we adopted him on September...More

1  Thank EdMuldoon
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The food was excellent. I had Lobster Ravioli and they were the best ever. We had not been there before but were so thrilled with the food. It's too bad we live on Long Island because we would come back and bring our friends. It...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I love it here me and my husband come here at least once a month. The staff is amazing and so kind but the owners are the cutest couple ever!!! Don't even get me started on there hazelnut chicken, I am actually in love.

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Faith B, Manager at Nicole's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks so much for your kind words, we greatly appreciate your feedback. Please come in and see us again soon! Sincerely, Nicole's Restaurant

Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife and I had dinner before a concert at the Times Union. It's a short drive from the 787 McCarty Ave exit. We got there on a Friday night in March around 5pm and were seated right away however it filled up quickly after...More

1  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Wait staff was knowledgeable to ingredients in dishes and was able to check with the chef concerning dietary restrictions and adjustments to ingredients.

1  Thank jdooley51
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We recently dined here to celebrate our anniversary and had an outstanding experience. We noticed some of the less-than-favorable reviews of Nicole's here and can honestly say we experienced two astonishingly good meals. Perhaps those with disappointing experiences went on an off night, or the...More

1  Thank DiamondGirl1011
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We went here because most other restaurants in area were full. We both had a main course and a cocktail. Both meals were ok at best, and the cocktail was not great. No big mistakes, but nothing memorable.

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were looking forward to dinner here, but it was not very good. The bread was AWFUL, I mean the worst we have seen. Our dinners were just ok...very expensive for the quality. The service however was very good.

Thank AEboylston
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Let me beging by saying this review is for the catering services only. I have never been to the restaurant and Can not speak to that. My family and I were recently at a wedding catered by Nicole's. The food itself was excellent, however the...More

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Faith B, General Manager at Nicole's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to write about Nicole's Special Events and Catering. As a five-star rated catering company and restaurant celebrating our 30th anniversary, we take guest assessments very seriously. We would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you further...More

Reviewed 28 July 2016

A well planned dinner party for an Anniversary celebration was successful in spite of very high temperatures in the dining area (upstairs). All of the guests were sweating! Food was extremely good and the service was great as well. Would have liked to have seen...More

3  Thank MaseinMass
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 556 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1415
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-436-4952
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Nicole's restaurant was established in 1986 and has been called "The Best Little Restaurant in Albany" by the Times Union. Together, husband and wife team, Margaret Carciobolo and James Gavin, strive to keep Nicole's one of Albany's finest restaurants. Nicole's offers a diversified menu of Southern and Northern Italian cuisine with many continental influences. Our team of chefs work daily to create new and exciting dishes. In addition to Nicole's romantic dining room with a 1930's tin ceiling and metropolitan feel, Nicole's also offers an outdoor deck with floral gardens and a private banquet room seating up to forty guests.
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